End of the Day

Bear Creek Lake: Photo by Noelle

Bear Creek Lake: Photo by Noelle

Bear Creek Lake: Photo by Noelle

Bear Creek Lake: Photo by Noelle

Bear Creek Lake: Photo by Noelle

Bear Creek Lake: Photo by Noelle

And the end of the day was upon me, yet still I waited in the field. So many moments allowed to pass without reverence or awe. What life have I been living, to have slept so long?

13 thoughts on “End of the Day

  1. I guess your true self has been awake and will be awake without sleeping eternally as Buddha said, “I am awake”. Your ego has just been covering it up. So, your life has been an illusion. I like the third shot because calm water is reflecting sunshine as if awakening.

  2. Light can’t exist without darkness. Darkness can’t exist without light. If we remove darkness, light is also removed. If we remove light, darkness is also removed. Light and darkness are interdependent and are like the left side and the right side of a sheet of paper. So, they are not separate entities but are not also one. Therefore, we suffer from duality. In fact, if light is there, darkness is already there. If darkness is there, light is already there. They are dependent co-arising. We need to transcend the duality to find the best harmonized balance between the two through Middle Way.

    • There is a great quote which I have at home which is about not so much transcending our halves, but learning to love and embrace them both, recognizing both are part of this journey. Balance between our “selves” is how we find clarity and wisdom. I’ll find it and send it along. I think you’ll like it.

    • Wasn’t a quote I was remembering, but, Rumi:

      The Guest House
      This being human is a guest house
      Every morning a new arrival.

      A joy, a depression, a meanness,
      some momentary awareness comes
      as an unexpected visitor.

      Welcome and entertain them all
      Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
      who violently sweep your house
      empty of its furniture.

      Still treat each guest honorably,
      He may be clearing you out
      for some new delight.
      The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
      meet them at the door laughing,
      and invite them in.

      Be grateful for whoever comes,
      because each has been sent
      as a guide from beyond.

      • Thank you, my friend. I got exactly this poem last week from my sangha brother. I have just uploaded the photo of the poem on my blog for your download. My comment was “Profound poem! I feel each emotion is related to wounded inner child and ego (distorted view). I am sure it is possible to heal inner child and release ego with pleasure by embracing and deep listening to inner child.”

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